Let’s pop open that “toolbox of concepts” you describe, and pull out the magic wrench that tightens this thing up.
Adam Hoge tackles your questions in his weekly Tweetbag.
That sour taste is back. The Bears just refluxed.
It’s almost always the same defensive key against the Vikings twice a season. Adrian Peterson is the reason. He’s one blown gap assignment, one missed tackle, and one sharp cut in space away from the end zone on every handoff.
Here’s what I saw, what I heard and what I was told from the Bears-Bengals game.
Despite a new regime and refreshed philosophy, the Bears season opener had several elements of years past. Here’s my rapid reaction to a gutsy performance by the Bears to get to 1-0 and win the first game of the Marc Trestman-era.
Jay Cutler passed to Brandon Marshall for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, helping the Chicago Bears rally for a 24-21 victory over the sloppy Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday and giving Marc Trestman a victory in his coaching debut.
So much for that so called kicking competition.
There appears to be competition at both kicker and punter.
Shut up until the offseason. Pretty simple. And probably a pretty good idea.
With all the focus on contract talks, Friday’s practice will be a welcome change.
Kicker Robbie Gould enters the 2013 season with a lot to prove.
The Bears suffered significant losses Tuesday after the team placed kicker Robbie Gould (calf), special teams ace Sherrick McManis (knee) and backup safety Craig Steltz (chest) on injured reserve.
With Robbie Gould’s status for Sunday’s game uncertain, the Bears will work out new kickers this week.
While Lovie Smith’s team wasn’t eliminated by the Seahawks Sunday, it was beaten and exposed. This one looked bad.
After harshly criticizing the Soldier Field playing surface after Sunday night’s soggy game against the Texans, Bears kicker Robbie Gould released a statement Wednesday apologizing.
The middle 40 yards of the field in between the hash marks will get new sod after it sustained too much damage during Sunday night’s game between the Bears and Texans.
During the course of a long NFL season, good teams find a way to win games during which they play poorly, and Lovie Smith said that’s just what the Bears did on Sunday against Carolina.
Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall seemed somewhat surprised at the coverage the Panthers used on the Bears’ game-winning drive.
The “f—ing fans” sure sound different when the scoreboard changes, don’t they, Jay?